2015 is the year of the sequel! We're breaking down the major follow-ups hitting theaters as we kick off our 2015 movie preview.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
March 20, 2015
Shailene Woodley and Theo James heat it up for the second installment of the Divergent series. Woodley reprises her role as Beatrice Prior, who must continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.
April 3, 2015
The seventh installment of the Fast and Furious franchise marks Paul Walker's final film in the series. Walker tragically lost his life in the midst of production. The cast and crew ultimately decided that filming would carry on in honor of their late friend, with his brothers filling in for some of his scenes.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 1, 2015
The epic follow-up to the biggest super hero film of all time, Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters in May. The Avengers team up once again, this time to stop the evil Ultron from enacting his villainous plans after Tony Stark's peacekeeping program plans goes awry.
Mad Max: Fury Road
May 15, 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth of the post-apocalyptic films. Tom Hardy takes the title role once owned by Mel Gibson, along with Oscar winner Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult.
June 12, 2015
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard star in the long-awaited next chapter of the Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, a new theme park is born. When the park's geneticists create a genetically-modified dinosaur… let's just say things don't quite go as planned.
Magic Mike XXL
July 1, 2015
Ladies rejoice! Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriquez, and Gabriel Iglesias are reuniting and turning up the heat in Magic Mike XXL. Newcomers Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Michael Strahan join the cast as they pick up three years later for one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, with legendary Magic Mike himself there to share the stage.
July 1, 2015
The fifth installment in the Terminator series sends Kyle Reese back through time to team up with John Connor's mother Sarah. Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his iconic role, along with newcomers Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, and Byung Hun Lee.
November 6, 2015
Spectre is the title of the 24th James Bond film produced by Eon Productions, and Daniel Craig's fourth reprisal of the role. Christoph Waltz is onboard to star as the film's villain, Franz Oberhauser.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
November 20, 2015
Sadly, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth will bring the beloved Hunger Games series to an end in 2015. Katniss Everdeen and District 13 will engage in the final revolution against the Capitol.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
December 18, 2015
The most anticipated film of 2015 has to be Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac join Star Wars veterans Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford in the seventh installment of the saga, set to pick up 30 years after Episode VI. Other known actors joining the cast will be Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Adam Driver, and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o.
Mission Impossible 5
December 25, 2015
Tom Cruise will produce and reprise his role as Agent Ethan Hunt for the fifth Mission Impossible film. The film is also produced by Star Wars director J.J. Abrams, and David Ellison.
Check out the video above for exciting clips from these films, and what the stars had to say about reprising their roles!
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